August 28, 2013 Subject:
I adored this movie. I think Agnes Anderson (who I can find little information about, she died in 2008) was beautiful and she had a good voice (if it was hers!) It was nice to see a busty, curvy lady in a 1930s flick!
July 25, 2010 Subject:
You CAN'T name the murderer
Two stars each for two of the best lines in any detective movie; hint- marriage and elephants. 5 to 3 you can't name the killer. Make that 2 to 1!
May 25, 2006 Subject:
So name the murderer already
Gossip columnist investigates murder of night club singer.
But the investigation is really slow.
Is the murderer going to be named or is everyone else just going to be bored to death?
I'm sorry, you'll probably like it, you ape.
March 4, 2006 Subject:
I seem to be in a minority but I thoroughly enjoyed this film which I thought a very entertaining who-dunnit. The characters are quickly established, then the narrative unfolds at a fair pace, with enough twists and turns to hold my interest throughout. I thought the cast solid.
The 256 mpeg4 download, converted to DVD, was good quality
This would be in my top 5 of films I've watched from archive.org.
January 10, 2006 Subject:
I can't be as generous as the last reviewer.
This is a high society murder mystery, being solved by a high society gossip columnist with a little help from a girl reporter, but don't be expecting William Powell and Myrna Loy.
The acting is generally poor to match the screenplay and directing. If you want a movie you can walk away from, make a sandwich maybe, and then return to without missing anything this is your show.
I watched the mpeg1. It was fairly washed out and the darker scenes were pixelated. The audio is hissy throughout and voices are sometimes clipped, making dialogue hard to understand. A blessing.
January 9, 2006 Subject:
Murder Mystery Most Slow
This has to be one of the slowest, pointless mysteries ever filmed. It would be unwatchable EXCEPT! that Ralph Forbes plays the lead as gay as the times and the production could would allow in 1936. Forbes, oft married in real life, is a scream in an effete sort of way. Marion Shilling and Clair Rochelle better known for "B" westerns are adrift here against type. Hefty, but attractive, Agnes Anderson as the first victim at least gets to show off a good singing voice before she's offed. The rest of the cast is mostly pathetic. This is a very good print and sound quality is fine but stage bound. Enjoy, but have a cup of coffee first! ZZZZzzzz.